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Museum Assistant - The History Museum of Hood River County

19 Jan 2024 12:53 PM | Anonymous

Position Title: Museum Assistant

Organization: The History Museum of Hood River County

Location: Hood River, OR

Salary: $18-20/hour depending on experience

Hours: 20 hours a week, including Saturdays

Reports to: Executive Director 


The Hood River County Heritage Council seeks a qualified Museum Assistant to provide visitor services and clerical support for The History Museum of Hood River County. The successful candidate needs to be personable and diplomatic, a quick learner, and comfortable working within a small team. Reliability and professionalism are essential. The varied nature of this role requires the ideal candidate to have solid multitasking capabilities and organizational skills. The candidate must have skill in engaging with people of all ages, individually or in groups.

Visitor Services Duties

  • Staff the front desk during museum hours

  • Welcome and provide orientation to visitors

  • Operate point of sale system to sell admissions, memberships, and gift shop items

  • Stock and maintain gift shop inventory

Clerical Duties

  • Handle correspondence, including incoming calls, emails, and letters. Respond to regularly occurring requests for information.

  • Assist with social media, responding to inquiries and producing occasional content

  • Assemble and maintain confidential and sensitive information related to museum stakeholders via contact management software

  • Facilitate membership and donation mailings and communications


  • Familiarity with the museum industry or an arts and culture organization

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

  • Good writing, editing, and proofreading skills  

  • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures

  • Attention to detail and accuracy with data entry

  • Enthusiasm for helping people and for the Museum’s mission and vision. 

  • Positive attitude, resourceful, with a guest-centered focus

Physical demands

Must be able to stand and sit for extended periods of time and be able to lift up to 30 pounds. May require bending, standing, pushing, climbing ladders, and using hand tools.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Application review will begin on January 26, and will continue until the position is filled.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
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